Elinext Group representatives attended Frontend DEV Conf’14 in Minsk

Marina Astapchik
IT Trends Research Specialist
May 7, 2014

The good tendency for frontend developers and UI specialists to meet at Front-end developers conference in Minsk goes on. On April 19, 2014 Gennady Sergeenko and Alexey Shliakhouski from Elinext Group were among attendees and took an active part in the experience exchange during the whole event.

April 19, 2014 – Minsk, Belarus. Gennady Sergeenko, Project Manager, and Alexey Shliakhouski, IT Services Director have visited a multi-threaded conference with workshops and trainings devoted to front-end latest trends with responsive web design and UI as main topics of discussion. As a platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience, the Frontend DEV Conf’14 gathered more than 300 frontend developers and professional speakers from 9 countries.

Among the conference contributors were Jakob Mattsson (Sweden), Teddy Kishi (Belgium), Jan Jongboom (Netherlands), Alius Petraska (Lithuania), Vitaly Friedman(Germany), Anton Nemcov (Ukraine), Vsevolod Shmyrov (Russia). The hottest topics that were highlighted during the conference included frontend latest techniques and tools, web typography, UX design and mobile UI features. Notable speakers and experts handed their practical experience with good examples ranging from code quality and types of frameworks to software architecture and design patterns. Informal Afterparty communication between participants contributed to the friendly atmosphere of the affair.

Gennady Sergeenko appreciated workshop devoted to the clever tricks, useful strategies and practical techniques of responsive web design that was held by Vitaly Friedman, the editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine. “It was saturated, full of vivid examples discussion that covered the main aspects of responsive web design and front-end strategies for scalable, resolution-independent graphics and maintainable CSS code. Vitaly presented innovative approaches to designing responsive modules such as maps, multi-level menus, tables, calendars that make the user’s interaction as efficient as possible in terms of accomplishing user goal. Special attention was emphasized on responsive websites optimization and clever patterns for better mobile UX. I also gathered some useful tips regarding SVG or scalable Vector Graphics”.

He also pointed out Jacob Mattson’s report from LeanMachine AB, Sweden devoted to testing web APIs where useful tools and techniques for JavaScript and Node.js were mentioned. “Right at the moment Elinext Group is developing the project where the advantages of using Node.js platform for server-side development are particularly relevant as we strive to make this type of testing less of a pain”.

Gennady also appreciated the presentation of Alexandr Gerasimov about web typography in use. “It was useful to exchange the experience in this area and share best practices regarding various aspects of web typography and related CSS standards.

“Frontend development is an important part of any project and as a great variety of new frameworks appears each year it’s urgently important to be aware of latest front-end development trends. It was comfortable to be among English-speaking frontend developers and receive the most advanced experience from our European colleagues,” added Alexey Shliakhouski. 

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